Fleets

Byte

Bytes at Bowmoor The Byte is becomming a very popular boat at Bowmoor with approximately 14 active sailors. The boats sailed are CII, CI and the traditional byte. They are sailed mainly by Boys, Girls and by Ladies but Gents would be very welcome. The CI and CII both have Carbon Fibre masts so that …

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Laser

The Laser with a Radial Rig The Laser is the most popular boat in the world, the most popular boat at Bowmoor and has the most regular racers at Bowmoor. If you want to race a Laser then there is allways someone who is of a similar standard to yourself to provide close racing. There …

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Optimist

The International Optimist is sailed by over 150,000 sailors in 110 countries. For beginners, it is easily managed ashore and afloat, safe and very manoeuvrable. For parents, boats are readily available second-hand in (relatively) robust and low-maintenance plastic for up to £1,000. Children make sailing friends that they may sail with or against throughout their …

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Phantom

A one-design high-performance singlehander, with a deep ‘V’ bow and a flat run aft to plane easily. A high power to weight ratio – but stable and responsive. Useful links: Phantom Class on Yachts and Yachting

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RS Aero

A pair of RS Aeros at Bowmoor The RS Aero is a new very light Carbon Fibre boat. It can use 3 different sails the 5. 7 and the 9. People at Bowmoor have been sailing them for over a year and we have 5 or 6 in the club. To see more details about …

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RS Feva

The RS Feva is simple to rig and easy to sail yet gives great performance with an asymmetric spinnaker. Interest in the RS Feva has increased with the acceptance of the boat as a supported RYA junior double-hander. Bowmoor has purchased 2 RS Feva’s which can be hired by junior sailors and we regularly get …

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Solo

The National Solo is a classic, one-design, single handed dinghy. It was designed by Jack Holt in 1956. The Solo continues to be a popular dinghy and is sailed at many clubs in the UK.The original design was a wood boat. However, modern Solos are typically available in Foam Reinforced Plastic (FRP) or composite construction …

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Supernova

The Supernova is a “one design” single-handed performance sailing dinghy of 4.3 metres length with an 8 square metre fully battened mylar sail and stayed mast. It was originally designed and built by Mark Giles. It is now built by Hartley Boats in Derby. Bowmoor has a growing fleet of Supernova sailors – known as …

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Topper

The Topper was originally rigged with an aft mainsheet. Since 2004 the option to use a centre main has been allowed. This allows for a more natural progression into most other dinghies, which are likely to be rigged with centre mainsheets. In 2005 a smaller 4.2 m² sail was approved, which can optionally be used in …

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Handicap

We have a number of different boats which sail in the Handicap fleet such as Tasars, Wayfarers, Merlin Rockets, RS Visions, ISOs, Laser Bahias, Laser EPS, National 12s, Enterprises etc. ‘The Merlin Rocket sits at the centre of the dinghy-racing scene. It combines the boat handling and tactical racing of the traditional designs with the …

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